It is very difficult to answer this question, because no one wants to take a clear position on the subject. However, several studies suggest that aluminum may be a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing that an aluminum anode dissolves over time, it is normal to conclude that aluminum particles will end up in your…

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If your hot water smells like oil, it is possible that the water supply or plumbing has been contaminated with gasoline, oil or bacteria. This can be a health risk. In rarer cases, you may notice an oil smell in a new water heater caused by a chemical reaction between the water and the tank components. This…

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A rotten egg smell in your hot water can be caused by various factors. If you can only smell this smell on your kitchen faucet, it could be due to the fact that the drain is partially blocked by decomposing remains. The odour can also come from your water purifier if it is not regularly…

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If your water smell like sewage, your plumbing and supply may contain iron, algae, bacteria or decomposing organic matter. This problem may be due to the season of the year and may pose a health risk. During periods of limited use, water can become stagnant and develop these odour through stagnation and the presence of…

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Each water heater is manufactured with a magnesium anode to temporarily limit rust. In most cases, the sulphur odour is caused by water with a high magnesium content that comes into contact with the original anode already present in the water heater. In addition, this smell can be created by a bacterium (sulfur bacteria). The…

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You can remove the bad smell in your hot water by removing the reacting magnesium anode rod that comes in contact with the magnesium in the water. However, this deprives your water heater of its only protection against rust. You can choose an aluminum anode rod that requires more maintenance or the titanium Corro-Protec impressed…

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If your hot water smells like onions, it can be caused by different factors. Here is a list of the main factors: A prolonged absence can dry out the pipes and lead to onion and sewer odour A clogged drain Incorrect temperature setting of the water heater that causes bacteria to grow The metal in the…

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The size of your anode depends on your anode type and the capacity of your water heater. In the case of a sacrificial anode, its rod is much larger than an impressed current anode, because the more material there is, the longer it offers a protection time.For the Corro- Protec impressed current anode, its protection…

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When the anode rod in your water heater no longer works due to wear and tear, it is important to replace your sacrificial anode with a new one. Indeed, this type of magnesium or aluminium anode protects the walls against rust by dissolving its alloy. Another solution is to purchase a Corro-Protec impressed current anode…

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It is important to change the sacrificial anode in your RV every year for a steel water heater. Aluminium tanks are generally not equipped with replaceable anodes because they have an inner coating of zinc and aluminium with the same protective function.

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It is important to inspect the sacrificial anode every 1 to 3 years and replace it after more than 50% of its wear and tear to prevent corrosion of your tank. Its lifespan depends on the quality of your water. On average, the magnesium or aluminum anode must be changed every 3-5 years. For a…

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To treat bad odours, it is recommended to use the Corro-Protec anode rod. This impressed current anode eliminates the bacteria responsible for the sulphur odour in less than 24 hours. In addition, the Corro-Protec doubles the life of your water heater, unlike a sacrificial anode.

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It is preferable to choose a Corro-Protec impressed current anode in order to double the life of your water heater and eliminate unpleasant odours. For the sacrificial anode, it is recommended to use a magnesium anode, as aluminium residues that may be found in the water are harmful to health.

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For your water heater, you have the choice between a sacrificial anode rod or an impressed current anode. As its name suggests, the magnesium or aluminum sacrificial anode dissolves over time to protect the surface of your water heater. The Corro-Protec impressed current anode forms a permanent protective layer on the tank walls.

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You cannot clean your anode rod in your water heater .However, it is important to inspect the sacrificial anode rod every 1 to 3 years and replace it after more than 50% of its wear and tear to avoid corrosion of your tank.

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Yes, you can cut your sacrificial anode rod, whether it is magnesium or aluminum, to replace it. To do this, use a pair of gloves and a saw and cut as you remove the old anode. However, when you cut the anode, make sure that the bottom part does not fall into the bottom of the…

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You can buy a magnesium or aluminum sacrificial anode rod from a plumber, hardware store or on the Internet. There are also titanium impressed current anodes available on the Corro-Protec website that double the life of your water heater.

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